Over 170 delegates attended the 10th International Forum on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing which took place on the 16 and 17 March. Diverse perspectives and ideas were offered in all sessions; themes included the ‘next steps’ for the FAO Port State Measures Agreement, IUU fishing on the high seas, small-scale fisheries and developing nations, the role of industry and the private sector, technology and big data and the nexus of IUU fishing, geopolitics and resource security.
PowerPoint presentations can now be accessed through the online agenda and a summary of the discussions will be released in the coming weeks.
We would like to reiterate our sincere thanks to the expert speakers and chairs in each of the sessions, and in particular to the forum’s keynote speaker, H.E. Said Jama Mohamed, Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Somalia.
11:45 – 13:15 | March 16, 2017
Session 2 | ‘Tragedy of the Commons’: Regulating the High Seas How can the gap between international conventions and practical implementation and enforcement on the high seas be bridged? A discussion on the implications of IUU fishing on the Arctic sea will follow the formal presentations, raising important questions around fisheries management and high seas governance predominantly through the lens of the Central Arctic Ocean, which may be navigable as early as the first half of this century.
– Are current international conventions and instruments effectively mitigating IUU fishing on the high seas?
– How can we address the intersection of IUU fishing and sustainability in international laws on the high seas? ·
– Does the establishment of the Ross Sea MPA, the largest MPA to date, present a model for future progress in governing the high seas?
Chair and Speaker: Magdalena A.K. Muir
Research Associate, Arctic Institute of North America, Universities of Calgary and Alaska Fairbanks & Advisory Board Member, Climate and Global Change, Coastal and Marine Union (EUCC)
Presentation: Arctic Issues Scan, and Two Future Scenarios for the Arctic Ocean, Including: Implications for Climate Change, Arctic High Seas Regulation and IUU Fishing with pdf found here or at
Speaker: Stuart Cory , Special Agent, National Program Manager, NOAA Office of Law Enforcement
Presentation: Challenges with global enforcement operations
Speaker: Michele Ameri, Legal Officer, UN Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea
Presentation: The international legal framework for the conservation and sustainable use of the marine living resources of the high seas
Speaker: Jane Rumble, Head of Polar Regions Department, UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Presentation: Regulating Fisheries – from the bottom to the top….
Event website https://www.chathamhouse.org/event/10th-international-illegal-unreported-and-unregulated-fishing-forum
Agenda with links to presentations: https://www.chathamhouse.org/sites/files/chathamhouse/events/special/IUU%20Forum%20Agenda%20Presentations.pdf?utm_source=Chatham%20House&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=8141891_10th%20IUU%20Fishing%20Forum%20-%20Presentations%20%26%20Thank%20You&dm_i=1S3M,4UIBN,O7RQ38,IBBND,1
EUCC Presentation: Arctic Issues Scan, and Two Future Scenarios for the Arctic Ocean, Including: Implications for Climate Change, Arctic High Seas Regulation and IUU Fishing found here or https://www.chathamhouse.org/sites/files/chathamhouse/Magdalena%20Muir_0.pdf